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‘Queer’ Asia is a network of queer identifying scholars, academics, activists, artists, and performers. It is a platform for inter-Asia collaboration, dialogue, and research on issues affecting people who self-identify as LGBTQ+ or belong to other non-normative sexualities and gender identities in Asia or Asian diasporas and beyond.
With over five years of run-up and annual events, our 2020 edition of ‘Queer’ Asia took as its theme ‘Reclaiming Radical Now’. Given the continuing pandemic our conference took the form of a series of conversations in the form of our ‘Reclaiming Radical Now’ blog series. We also ran a first ever digital only film festival called the 1st COVID-19 Community Support Screenings, where we raised funds for seven different charities through your support.
‘Queer’ Asia 2021 kicks off with a special e-roundtable on Queer + Decoloniality in Post-socialist states in July followed by a festival in Germany called Imagining Queer Bandung. We are reconceptualising the frameworks within which we work as our network and team has grown to include ever more queer, feminist, and decolonial practitioners, scholars, activists, and artists.
Stay tuned for more exciting details and remain updated about our events!